The ACCA (Air Conditioning Contractors of America) is a trade organization with more than 60,000 members that helps promote professionalism by establishing best practices and standards for the Air Conditioning industry. Based on the following statement, it is safe to say they recommend routine maintenance for your AC system:
“For the public good, it is essential that residential Heating Ventilating and Air-conditioning (HVAC) systems support a comfortable, healthy indoor environment and operate efficiently throughout its lifecycle.” -ACCA
AC Maintenance in San Antonio
Most contractors offer tune-ups and AC maintenance plans at various pricing. We have seen some tune-up specials for low as $19! But what are they doing at this price point? Is this company providing you with a thorough report? Are they cleaning or inspecting your systems? Are they following the ACCA-developed standard? They should be doing all of the above and some, as the standard to be an ACCA contractor is 66 pages long and outlines the tasks that should be performed for an AC maintenance program (you can download and lumber through the document here.) The ACCA’s recommended tasks are pretty comprehensive and will take some time to complete properly.…which is why not all AC tune-ups and maintenance programs are created equal.
You can vet an AC contractor’s maintenance approach in a couple of different ways. Ask your service provider for the following:
- How long the service will take
- Twenty minutes is not enough time to properly go through the system.
- For a report
- They should provide a record of the status of your AC system. This is crucial for determining issues that may be going on with your AC System.
- To provide you with a copy of the blank checklist they use
- Not having one is probably not a good sign.
Air Authority, A Riteway Service Company is an ACCA-accredited AC contractor here in San Antonio. We provide professional AC maintenance for new and old ac units. If you can’t remember the last time, you had your AC system serviced, or if you are having any issues with your AC system, give us a call now at (210) 791-0778.